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Fantasy Football 2010 Rankings: Quarterbacks 164

  • Fantasy Fix
  • Posted by: Gary Gramling
  • August 10, 2010, 3:12 PM


Three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks were in the running for Number 1 in our rankings. But all three came up short of the top spot. Read on to see who ranks first in our Top 10 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings...

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
Rodgers was second in the NFL in total yards (4,434 passing yards, 316 rushing yards) and touchdown-to-interception ratio (30 TDs, 7 INTs). So why is he now Number 1? Because the Packers’ play one of the NFL’s softest schedules when it comes to opposing pass defenses. He’s also one of the best running quartebacks in the NFL. 

2. Drew Brees, Saints
Obviously, Brees isn’t far behind Rodgers. No one has thrown for more yards (9,457) or touchdowns (68) over the past two seasons. Though the fact that Brees and the Saints will now wear a “bulls-eye” as Super Bowl champs is slightly worrisome.

3. Peyton Manning, Colts
Manning should be right up there with Rodgers and Brees. He’s thrown for 4,000 yards or more in 10 of the past 11 seasons, and 30 or more touchdowns in three of the past four years.

4. Tom Brady, Patriots
Brady looked great, but not quite his old amazing self, in his first season back from a major knee injury. He should be healthier this season. If his favorite receiver Wes Welker proves he’s all the way back from his knee injury (we’re not so sure that will happen, though), Brady could end up Number 1 on this list.

5. Tony Romo, Cowboys
Romo has plenty of weapons, from breakout speedster Miles Austin and super rookie Dez Bryant at wide receiver, to Jason Witten, one of the best pass-catching tight ends in football. Romo is set up for a career year, but the Cowboys’ shaky offensive line has to give him enough protection. First-year starter Doug Free is set to start at left tackle, the most important spot on the o-line.

6. Matt Schaub, Texans
Schaub finally stayed healthy for a full season in 2009 and delivered huge statitstics. He led the NFL in passing yards (4,770) and should be up there again as he throws to superstar receiver Andre Johnson. The only thing standing in Schaub’s way is the risk of injury.

7. Jay Cutler, Bears
Cutler had a nightmarish first season in Chicago, throwing an NFL-worst 26 interceptions. He’ll have a chance to improve this season under new offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Martz was the brains behind the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” offense of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. His teams always rank among the league leaders in passing yards.

8. Kevin Kolb, Eagles
Kolb takes over for Donovan McNabb in Philly. While he doesn’t have D-Nabb’s arm strength, Kolb is one of the most accurate passers in the NFL. And with receivers like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin, who can take a short pass and turn it into a huge gain, Kolb has a chance to pile up big-time yardage.

9. Philip Rivers, Chargers
If the Chargers were at full strength, Rivers would be higher on this list. But top wide receiver Vincent Jackson and left tackle Marcus McNeill, the most important pass protector on the offensive line, are both threatening to hold out this season. It would make Rivers much less of a sure thing going into the year.

10. Carson Palmer, Bengals
His elbow should be a little healthier this year than it was last season, and the Bengals loaded up with weapons in the offseason. In addition to Chad Ochocinco, Palmer will now have Terrell Owens as a possession receiver and Antonio Bryant as another deep threat. With an improving running game led by Cedric Benson, teams won’t know how to stop this Cincy offense.

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164 Comments

32??????? Come on!!!!!!!! Rodgers isn't that bad!!! He isn't even overrated!!!

master rb's right
rodgers's so overated my list
1.brees
2.TOM BRADY!
3.manning
4.palmer
5.romo
6.stafford
7.shaub
8.COLT MCCOY!

32.rodgers

i totally agree! Drew brees is so much better here's my list

1.drew brees

i totally agree! Drew brees is so much better here's my list

1.drew brees

Rodgers is a little overated,I think Carson Palmer is ULTRA overated.

Aaron Rodgers #!????
He's good, but not that good.

Rodgers is the best in the game!
Look at the facts:
Only 2 quarterbacks have gotten 4,000+ passing yards in their 1st season as a starter... Kurt Warner and Aaron Rodgers! And only 2 quarterbacks have EVER gotten 4,000+ passing yards, 30+ passing touchdowns, 500+ rushing yards, and 5+ rushing touchdowns... Steve Young and Aaron Rodgers.
Notice how Rodgers is in these exclusive groups with former Super Bowl MVPs, one a Hall of Famer, the other a lock.
One last fact, Rodgers is the only quarter back to throw for 4,000 yards each of his seasons as a starter so far.

I agree Aaron is bad

I agree to.Aaron Rogers is overrated.

I 100% Couldant agree any more well said!

Hey SpeedySport18, Brett Favre is 40 and you say that he is better than Brady who is younger has more Super Bowl rings and has gone 16-0 in the regular season. Well you might want to try a better argument. Also Brett should retire and just end this annoying on going "I retire." "I am unretired." stuff because it just makes everyone HATE him. GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

they cheated AceBasketball450!!!!

The season that the pats went 16-0 was when Belhichick cheated YO

Favre is better

Eli manning is better than Kolb . Also where is Farve ? he should be at least # 5

Wow, Matt Schuab? He's never played a playoff game. Also Kevin Kolb has never played a complete season. How bout Cutler at number 7 after last year. FIX IT SI FOR KIDS!!!

Go Pats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

List

1.Aaron Rodgers
2.Peyton Manning
3.Drew Brees
4.Brett Favre
5.Tom Brady
6.Matt Schaub
7.Tony Romo
8.Phillip Rivers
9.Joe Flacco
10.Eli Manning

I'm a huge colt fan and I want P Manning to do better but A Rodgers has done better the last two seasons in statistics even though P Manning won MVP

Do you actually think Rodgers is better than P. Manning, Brees and Brady? Favre is a legend, but he's 40. What has Eli Manning done lately that stands out? The 49ers will make the playoffs, and Alex Smith will break out this year. This is my list:
1 Drew Brees
2 Tom Brady
3 Peyton Manning
4 Aaron Rodgers
5 Tony Romo
6 Joe Flacco
7 Carson Palmer
8 Philip Rivers
9 Matt Schaub
10 Alex Smith

Hey master running back Aaron Rodgers has lead the league in fantasy points for the last TWO years

1.Brett Favre
2.Peyton Manning
3.Donavan Mcnabb
4.Drew Brees
5.Tony Romo
6.Joe Flacco
7.Phillip Rivers
8.Matt Schaub
9.Tom Brady
10.Eli Manning

Let me redo your top Five list so it is fixed instead of Aaron Rodgers being at first!

1. Drew Brees
2. Peyton MAnning
3. AARON RODGERS AT NUMBER 3!!!!
4. Tom Brady
5. Brett Favre/Tony Romo?

But thanks for Including Favre. It improved your schedule a ton. GO VIKINGS!

Thx. Tony Romo deserves to be in top ten. cutler can't throw

I completely agree with Rodgers being #1 but I think Manning should be ahead of Brees because he's had a better career. Kolb and Cutler at 7&8? Cutler had a terrible season with like 26 interceptions and Kolb hasn't even had a complete season as starter. They should not be on the list.

Go Pats

Weres Favre? Also Kolb and Rogers shoudln't be on this list. There good but not good enough to crack the top 10. Also Brady isn't that good anymore! Tony Romo shouldn't be there either! heres mine! (rogers shouldn't be first but yea he should be top 10)

1. Brett Favre
2. Drew Brees
3. Peyton Manning
4. Aaron Rogers
5. Carson Palmer
6. Eli Manning
7. Phillip Rivers
8. Matt Schaub
9. Tom Brady
10. Donavan McNabb

Brees- do I have to explain?
Manning- Not here.
Rodgers- For all of the haters- I am a bears fan and I'm ranking him right here
Rivers- no.
Shaub- First in yards top 5 in td's
Cutler- Mike Martz
Brady- not my job.
Mcnabb- eeeh, no- on a close call.
favre- I'm a hater.
palmer- reasonable

Dude,you're right,Rodgers is pretty good,but not THAT good.Kolb's only started like 4 games.plus favre is number one.

Hey SpeedySport18 Farve is 40 and should just retire and not return to the game. Also Brady is younger, has more Super Bowl rings, and has lead the Pats to a 16-0 season. So why don't you make a better argument. GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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